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Fisher Phillips Partner Examines the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act


In response to a workplace violence case watched closely by the business community and workplace safety groups, Atlanta partner and president of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, Ed Foulke, explained why the case hinged upon the “general duty” clause of the OSHA Act to The clause says that employers must: “furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” Foulke says in the article: “You, as an employer, shouldn’t close your eyes to stuff. You need to look at the reasonable foreseeability. Employers can’t be held to hazards over which they can’t control. This really gives the test.”

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